Achieve success step by step

The topic of management by wandering around is not new, but the authors' approach is fresh and timely. This current rendition based on the original work by Frase and Hetzel gives new and seasoned administrators smart, practical advice about how to “wander around” with purpose and develop a more interactive leadership style. This text cites more than 20 well-constructed research studies that show how management by wandering around produces desirable outcomes, including: Higher student achievement; Improved school culture; Higher teacher efficacy

Management by wandering around is not a rigid, linear process: it is a combination of proven methods and a flexible, organic approach to the whole of leadership. Topics covered include developing meeting agendas, supervising instruction, dealing with marginal teachers, and creating safe campuses. The bottom line? If you want to accomplish more, start by getting out more—and this book shows you how to make it count.

School Leadership: What Matters Most

School leadership: What matters most

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.

—Les Brown, band leader

James Kouzes and Barry Posner (2010) introduce their latest book, The Truth About Leadership, with an insightful observation: “Good leadership is good leadership … the context of leading may change a lot, but the content of leading changes very little” (p. xvii). So what makes a successful leader?

“Great Man” Theory of Leadership

Throughout history, theories about what constitutes great leaders have been varied. Although they usually had little in common, they were touted as the source of “truth” about leadership and how leaders rise to greatness. Historians and biographers wrote about the great leaders long before the invention of ...

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